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? Karl Timlich (1744-1825)

Battle of Aspern, 1809

3.tes Blat / der / SCHLACHT b. ASPERN 1809 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:23,500 approx. | RCIN 735147.c

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A map of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, fought on 21-22 May 1809 between the French army, commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), and the Austrians, commanded by Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen (1771-1847), resulting in the defeat of the French. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15). Oriented with north to top. 

This is the third of three maps showing the different dispositions of the armies at the Battle of Aspern. The first and second maps are at RCINs 735147.a and b. They were originally contained in an early nineteenth-century buff rag paper folder on which is written, bottom left of front cover, the George III heading.

  • ? Karl Timlich (1744-1825) (engraver)

  • Watermark: Crowned lion rampant with sword in one paw and short spears in the other

    Condition: no fold lines; unevenly trimmed; some brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:23,500 approx. Scale bar: [116 mm =] 1500 Wiener Klaftern.

    21.8 x 22.7 cm (neatline)

    21.8 x 35.7 cm (image)

    24.1 x 36.0 cm (platemark)

    26.4 x 40.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    3.tes Blat / der / SCHLACHT b. ASPERN [top left, outside map border]

    Additional text:

    [left and right, down left and right sides of map, outside map border, a key to the different troop positions on the map and a summary of the killed and wounded of both sides and the equipment lost by the French.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Aspern 21 May 1809.

    Other annotations: (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil: numerical calculations].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Aspern Three Plans of the different positions of the French and Austrian Armies on the Battle of Aspern near Vienna, on the 21.st of May 1809: engraved by Timlich.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Aspern, Vienna, Austria (48°13'05"N 16°28'59"E)

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